|Mayor of Silverton, Oregon|
January 2009 – January 2015
|Preceded by||Ken Hector|
|Succeeded by||Rick Lewis|
|Born||1948 (age 66–67)
Silverton, Oregon, United States
He had previously been elected twice in the 1990s as mayor of this Willamette Valley community, before coming out as transgender. He was also three times a member of the city council. He was assigned male at birth, prefers male pronouns, has breast implants, and dresses as a woman. He sometimes goes by the name Carla Fong.
Rasmussen has co-owned Silverton's 1936 Palace Theater, which shows first-run movies, since 1974.
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